Buffalo & Amherst: 716.881.7900

Orchard Park: 716.677.6500

Buffalo & Amherst: 716.881.7900
Orchard Park: 716.677.6500

Vlad Diaconita, MD

Assistant Professor
Vitreoretinal Surgery and Medicine


Vitreoretinal Surgery and Medical Retina
Columbia University, New York City


University of Western Ontario, Canada


Specialist Neuroscience (HBSc)
University of Toronto, Canada

Medicine (M.D.)
University of Western Ontario, Canada

Board Certification:

American Board of Ophthalmology
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Dr. Diaconita completed a five-year residency program in Ophthalmology followed by a two-year surgical retina fellowship at Columbia University. He is double-board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Diaconita has been recognized with awards and grants as a medical educator, researcher and has been a panelist and speaker at national and international conferences. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retinal Surgeons, Canadian Ophthalmology Society, Canadian Retina Society, VitBuckle Society as well as other national and international groups. He continues to be active in clinical trials of macular degeneration, diabetes and vein occlusion treatment, as well as novel delivery systems for gene therapy.

Surgical interests:
Complex retinal detachments and re-operations
proliferative vitreo-retinopathy
diabetic retinopathy
ocular trauma and secondary repair
secondary lens placement surgery
complex cataracts

Clinical and Research Interests:
Ocular genetics and ocular syndromes
Gene therapy and delivery
Macular degeneration
Vein and artery occlusion of the retina
Diabetic retinopathy
Retinopathy of Prematurity
Retinal Disease and Glaucoma associations
Medical Education
Patient Experience

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Buffalo Niagara
Medical Campus

1176 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14209
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Northtowns Office

3580 Sheridan Drive
Suite 150
Amherst, NY 14226
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F: 716-833-4916

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Southtowns Office

301 Sterling Drive
Orchard Park, NY 14127
P: 716-677-6500
F: 716-677-6507

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M-F 8a.m. - 4:30p.m.

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